At Lioness, friend of the Gutter Kerry Gately Fristoe suggests Classic Hollywood films featuring great female characters!
“If you’re the perfect detective, then the perfect criminal must be out there.” ~ Mrs. Midorikawa The world would be a better place if there were more artful crimes, renowned detective Akechi Kogoro tells us in the opening of The Black Lizard (1962). There are too many heinous […]
At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz writes on the life and career of Clarence Williams III. “His ferocity burned holes in the screen, and filmmakers took advantage of that, casting him in roles that shook up the main character’s preconceived notions, rattled their complacency, and otherwise pushed their buttons.”
At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]
This month at The Cultural Gutter is Switcheroo Month. Traditionally the editors write something outside of their usual domains. This time, though, we are faced with a domainless Gutter. And so this Switcheroo Month, we write about reputable art. ~~~ “I shall ere long paint to you as […]
At Comicbook.com, Spencer Perry talks about the history of King Kong, who exactly holds the rights to the character and how that plays out in movies and musicals. “To fully appreciate the complexities of the complicated rights situation to Kong, we have to go all the way back […]